Online Training Courses
We are proud to officially launch our online Training Courses for Technical Officials. This new initiative is designed to help our volunteers quickly and easily gain the confidence and skills to help run a swim meet. Currently, the following courses are available on our training website https://nswtraining.swimming.org.au/
Timekeeper and Chief Timekeeper
Check Starter and Clerk of the Course (Marshal)
Inspector of Turns
Judge of Stroke
Dolphin Timing Equipment
Also available Online is the Introductory Level Officiating - General Principals, which we recommend you complete before starting any other training modules. Click on this link to register and begin your training.
Swimming NSW Referee Course
Swimming NSW is proud to call for applications for its inaugural Referee Course. The aim of the Course is to educate and develop 20 Technical Officials to become Referees by the end of 2020.
The Swimming NSW Technical Committee, with guidance from the Area Technical Swimming Committee Coordinators, will select up to 20 Technical Officials to participate in the Swimming NSW Referee Course. The Course will commence in January 2020 and run until November, when we will aim for the candidates to complete their Level 1 Referee Assessment.
Please note: The normal Referee Accreditation process will still occur outside of this Course. i.e. it is not a requirement to complete this Course to become a Referee.
The Course will be led by a Course Manager who will host either a Webinar or face to face session every 6-8 weeks throughout the year with candidates to complete course work between these sessions. The Course will also feature guests presenters on specific topics of expertise, include a detailed curriculum specifically aimed at preparing the candidates to be competent Referees and how to source a Mentor.
To be eligible for this course, candidates must meet the following criteria;
- Swimming NSW Member
- Valid Working with Children Check
- Hold four current Technical Official accreditations (in addition to General Principles).
- It is not essential but desirable if candidates hold Inspector of Turn and Judge of Stroke accreditation
To submit your application please complete the application form HERE.
Applications close 5pm Friday 13th December 2019.
Traditional Swimming Australia NOAP Learner Guides
The Swimming Australia learner guides have been updated to reflect stronger officiating principles to assist technical officials with their understanding. As per Sport Australia requirements, these guides have been refreshed to be more contemporary and have also been updated in line with recent changes to FINA rules.
These Guides now also allow Technical Officials to work at their own pace with information easier to comprehend for technical officials at any level or experience.
General Principles - please note, you will have to register here before beginning the course
A Learner Guide Module Coversheet must be completed in full to prove an official has gained an accreditation:
- Training Notes
- Training Exercises
- Open Water Training Notes
- For Assessors and Presenters
The training notes are to be done in conjunction with the training exercises.
Please note : Candidates attempting SAL Learner Guides / Modules for Technical Official accreditation must complete the relevant training exercises before the SAL module is attempted.
The training exercises are to be done in conjunction with the training notes.
Please note: candidates attempting SAL Learner Guides / Modules for Technical Official accreditation must complete the relevant training exercises before the SAL module is attempted.
These Open Water Training Notes have been created by the Swimming NSW Technical Open Water Swimming Committee.
The NSW Office of Sport conducts Assessor and Presenter Training Courses.
These two courses are often conducted as combined courses over single weekends.
The Assessor and Presenter Training Courses have been designed by Sport Australia to meet the needs of individuals who work as Presenters or Assessors in Coaching or Officiating Accreditation courses.
Click here to keep an eye on when the next course will be held, and to seek further information.